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25 arrrested, 30 loose firearms confiscated in September—PNP


Twenty five persons were arrested, while more than 30 firearms and ammunition, mostly of which were high powered, were confiscated in September as the Philippine National Police continue its fight against loose firearms that commonly fall into the hands of private armed groups.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP: Search for loose firearms will continue

PNP Director General Alan Purisima.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

And the search goes on. The Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue to look for over 400,000 loose firearms all over the country even after the election gun ban ends on June 12.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nine arrested in police sweep in Pangasinan


Police on Wednesday arrested seven people and seized guns and illegal drugs in nine raids in different towns and cities in Pangasinan.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police seize 4 unlicensed guns in Placer


NAGA CITY—Four unlicensed firearms and ammunition were seized on Tuesday from two persons in Placer, Masbate.   Senior Superintendent Arnold Albis, head of the Special Task Force Masbate, said a shotgun and revolver were seized from the house of a Chucky Tinapay in Barangay (village) Villa Inocencio in Placer.   Albis said police also disarmed [...]

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PNP eyes blacklisting 40,000 gun owners for giving wrong home address

PNP Director General Alan Purisima.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Over 40,000 licensed gun owners are in danger of getting blacklisted for giving wrong home address, the chief of the Philippine National Police official said Wednesday.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 30 firearms seized 4 days after gun ban

PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Over 30 firearms were confiscated four days after the implementation of the Commission on Elections total gun ban, a Philippine National Police official said Thursday.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

VACC member: Gun ban may result in higher crime rate


Arsenio “Boy” Evangelista, whose son was killed by the notorious Dominguez carjacking group, said Tuesday that the Commission on Election’s total gun ban may result in a higher crime rate.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Killings mar poll peace pact signing


The signing of a peace covenant on Sunday among Samar candidates in this city was marred by a shooting incident that killed three people.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Suspect in Ella slay can’t be charged yet – De Lima

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already identified the possible shooter of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella but said the person cannot be charged yet because the firearm cannot be located, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gun ban starts; public reminded of their rights

Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.: ‘Tampo’. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Sunday said the start of the nationwide gun ban “does not suspend” the rights of the people, reminding the public to assert their rights at all times.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sotto wants senators to carry firearms

Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, who described himself as a “favorite whipping boy” of some people, wants members of the Senate to be included in the list of those who should be allowed to possess and carry licensed firearms.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cavite prosecutor won’t inhibit from case of Bae’s aide

Children play Saturday Jan. 5, 2013, at a neighborhood where a gunman later identified as Ronald Bae went on a shooting rampage on Friday, in Kawit, Cavite province. The drug-crazed Bae who killed eight people and wounded 12 others owned two powerful assault rifles and a handgun, an official of the Philippine National Police said on Sunday.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Cavite Provincial Prosecutor Emmanuel Velasco on Monday said he will not inhibit from the formal investigation of the man behind the shooting spree in Kawit, Cavite that left several people dead.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Legarda says civilians should not carry firearms


Senator Loren Legarda is pushing for a tighter gun control, stressing that civilians should not be allowed to carry firearms.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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